Karelia Software Releases Sandvox 2.8

Major Update Now Optimizes Website Image Content for Retina Displays,
Adds New Social Media Sharing Bar, New Designs and More

Alameda, Calif. - May 14, 2013 - Karelia Software today released Sandvox 2.8, a significant update to its award-winning website building software for Mac.

Sandvox 2.8 can now optimize website image content for viewing on Retina displays. Sandvox 2.8 also introduces two new designs, new LinkedIn and Pinterest sharing buttons, a new social media sharing bar and much more.

Now, for the first time, website creators using Sandvox can simply check a box to present high-resolution photos, graphics and images to website visitors using Retina displays. Websites created with Sandvox can automatically present Retina-quality images when accessed via Retina-enabled devices, or show standard resolution images when viewed by other devices.

"We're extremely excited that Sandvox now automatically optimizes your content for Retina displays," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "Of our many groups of users, Sandvox enjoys a strong following among photographers at all levels and we think they're going to love this update with Retina optimization and two beautiful new designs."

Two new design options, Hydrogen and Kryptonite, are now included in version 2.8. Both Hydrogen and Kryptonite are clean, flexible, modern designs that offer left or right sidebars and work exceptionally well for showcasing photographs and galleries.

In addition, version 2.8 introduces new social media features including new sharing buttons for both LinkedIn and Pinterest, new customization options for Twitter and Facebook, and a brand new Sharing Bar that presents all of Sandvox's supported social media buttons in a neat, convenient row. To accomodate all of these improvements, the Objects menu now features a new Sharing section.

Sandvox 2.8 also includes an updated Metrics inspector, plus improvements to the Amazon and Google Maps objects, to publishing, to podcast RSS feeds, and adds support for the latest jQuery, v1.9.1.

About Sandvox

Named to Mac App Store's Best of 2012, Sandvox lets anybody, even non-experts, build beautiful, modern, feature-rich and standards-compliant websites.

Sandvox requires no HTML, CSS or design experience. Simply choose from one of dozens of included designs, drag-and-drop your content, automatically create blogs, galleries and slideshows, equip your site with any of more than two dozen ready-to-go content objects, including contact forms, Google Maps, and YouTube videos, all while using a familiar inspector to adjust page layout, styles and settings. Sandvox, of course, supports today's most popular social media features and current SEO best practices. When ready, just upload your site to your favorite webhost directly from within Sandvox. It's that easy.

Sandvox is a complete website creation solution, including the latest version of the Karelia iMedia Browser, an open source contribution which is now a staple in many popular Mac apps, and helps website creators manage and use photos, videos and multimedia content. Sandvox supports several features for power users to embed raw HTML, use JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and other more advanced techniques. A plug-in API is available for third-party developers.

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Pricing and Availability

Sandvox 2.8 requires Mac OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher and is currently available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

Sandvox is regularly priced at US$79.99 and available directly from Karelia Software or through the Mac App Store. The Sandvox 2.8 update is available today free of charge for any registered owner of Sandvox 2.

Registered owners of Sandvox 1.x can upgrade to Sandvox 2.x for US$49.99 directly from Karelia Software. New licenses, upgrades, household licenses and site licenses are all available directly from Karelia Software by visiting:


About Karelia Software

Karelia Software, winner of Macworld Eddy and Apple Design Awards, is known for producing groundbreaking Mac apps. Karelia's premier application, Sandvox, redefines how websites are built, combining power and flexibility with world class ease-of-use and making it possible for anyone to build the website of their dreams. <http://www.karelia.com/>

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